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Shire horse

n.
A large powerful draft horse of a breed originating in central England, having long silky hair on the lower legs.

shire horse

n
(Breeds) a large heavy breed of carthorse with long hair on the fetlocks. Often shortened to: shire
[C19: so called because the breed was originally reared in the Shires. See shire1]
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Noun1.shire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horseshire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horse
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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Shire Horse

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They will also be able to learn all about shire horses, which the Rawlins (Ash End Farm owners) have been breeding since the early part of the last century.
Erddig's most loved couple, Shire horses Jerry and Claire have recently enjoyed a retirement tour of National Trust places in North Wales.
SHIRE horses who have worked at a National Trust estate for more than 10 years are set to hang up their harnesses and retire.
SHIRE horses and ploughing oxen will be on show at an event in Northumberland.
My father was a carter before and after World War II and he used to take me and my brother to Birkenhead on an early Sunday morning to clean the stables and feed and water the Shire Horses - I think the stables were in Taylor Street, Birkenhead.
As Major, William and Ted, the three magnificent Shire horses showed off their logging skills, Mr Sykes said: "There is the possibility of establishing a Shire Horse Visitor Centre at Farnley as an attraction which will exhibit the way our forefathers extracted lumber from the forests and how they ploughed the fields.
Here he rekindled a love of Shire horses discovered when working as a woodman near Witney, Oxfordshire, after the war.
Shire horses have arrived at the real working Tudor farm, where they will take part in harnessing and ploughing demonstrations and draw cart-rides for visitors every day throughout the summer.
However we don't have any male shire horses here so we had to send her away to stud.
Shire horses and a colourful collection of dogs will be rubbing shoulders with the stables' own ponies .
Jones added: "At the turn of the last century, Shire horses were used by brewers to deliver beer and this is our way of paying tribute to this magnificent breed.